So today as part of our project we decided to create a social experiment to test the waters and see how our school would react to quick little words of encouragement in unexpected places. This one read "Warning: Reflection in mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of BEAUTY"... For the most part people responded with positive snapchat stories and questions as to where it came from and that was our mission.. But when I went into the restroom after lunch to make sure they weren't falling and all of the tape was functioning this was torn down and thrown in the trash.... Which broke my heart and compelled me to think about how that act of disregard for a good thing is like bullying.. Before you are broken you're an innocent sweet little sign that tries to make people see themselves more positively trying to spread your light onto everyone. But...when you encounter a bully they tear you down leaving you with an empty space where you once held such a happy and encouraging message for everyone to gain confidence from and leaving you with a shell, a little bit of you still taped to the mirror and the good message in your heart crumpled up and thrown into the trash like it means nothing.. Please Tomales High School pay attention to these things and the way you treat each other... That's all I have to say..
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  • bullyproofbulletproofSo today as part of our project we decided to create a social experiment to test the waters and see how our school would react to quick little words of encouragement in unexpected places. This one read "Warning: Reflection in mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of BEAUTY"... For the most part people responded with positive snapchat stories and questions as to where it came from and that was our mission.. But when I went into the restroom after lunch to make sure they weren't falling and all of the tape was functioning this was torn down and thrown in the trash.... Which broke my heart and compelled me to think about how that act of disregard for a good thing is like bullying.. Before you are broken you're an innocent sweet little sign that tries to make people see themselves more positively trying to spread your light onto everyone. But...when you encounter a bully they tear you down leaving you with an empty space where you once held such a happy and encouraging message for everyone to gain confidence from and leaving you with a shell, a little bit of you still taped to the mirror and the good message in your heart crumpled up and thrown into the trash like it means nothing.. Please Tomales High School pay attention to these things and the way you treat each other... That's all I have to say..

  • gabrielaaa.ethese little signs meant so much to me and many others. so sad that happened. Thank you for taking the time to put these words of encouragement up around the school. 💜
  • jmoneyy_You guys should put up an even bigger sign next time, let whoever threw it away know that it's not gonna stop you guys. This is a good thing you're doing. Words of encouragement can help those who we didn't even know needed it.
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